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Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/04/2007

Dec. 4, 2007

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Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
New Mexico at New Mexico State
Dec. 4, 2007, Las Cruces, N.M.

  • The Lobos lose their second straight game, 71-62 at New Mexico State...UNM has lost three straight to the Aggies in Las Cruces

  • New Mexico falls to 7-2 while New Mexico State improves to 4-6

  • New Mexico State picks up 1.5 points in the Rio Grande Rivalry, and the season series is now tied at 4.5 points apiece

  • The Lobos started the game 4 of 21 from the field, and finished by making a season-low 38% (21-55)...Chad Toppert and Jamaal Smith combined to hit 13 of 18 shots while the rest of the Lobos were 8 of 37 (21%)

  • New Mexico State had a huge edge in rebounds, 44-28, including 18-11 on the offensive end...the Aggies had a 22-10 advantage in Points in the Paint

  • Led by Toppert (20) and Smith (17), UNM's bench scored 40 points compared to the starters' 22...the Lobo starters combined to shoot just 28% (7-25), including 0 of 9 from 3-point

  • After shooting 60% (67-111) from the FT line the first 6 games, UNM has made 76% (38-50) the past 3 contests

    Junior Chad Toppert

  • scored 20 points on 7-10 FGs and he tied a career-high with 6 3-pointers in 7 attempts
  • now has 126 3-pointers in his career
  • has yet to start but leads the team in scoring at 12.6 points a game

    Senior Jamaal Smith

  • came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting

    Freshman Dairese Gary

  • scored 9 points, making 7-8 FTs
  • had a career-high 8 assists, the most by a Lobo this season
  • is 15 of 16 from the FT line the past 3 games
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